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2007-07-16, 19:09
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I was just wondering how many of you leave your personal computer on all the time 24hrs a day 7 days a week. I have always shut down my PC when it is not in use. Even if that means for only a few hours. For some reason I always believed that computers that are running constantly end up with component failures more often than a PC that is off when not in use.

Discuss............
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2007-07-16, 19:13
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I turn computer OFF when I go sleep and ON as soon as I wake up again, so with a bit of luck it is OFF 4 hours per day.
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2007-07-16, 19:54
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24/7 whenever possible
2007-07-16, 20:02
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I definitely turn it off once i go to bed, but turn it on again as soon as i wake up (if i'm not going to school, then it's morning TV instead). When i go out for a bit i make sure to turn off the monitor at least if i don't shut it down completely. More computers off = win, i think.
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2007-07-16, 20:31
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24/7 for torrents most of the time.
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2007-07-16, 20:59
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used to have it run 24/7 but now I simply turn it off before going to bed
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2007-07-16, 21:01
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its on 24/7 because it dosnt make that much sound.
2007-07-16, 22:22
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24/7
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2007-07-17, 01:54
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My work PC is an old emachines E-Tower 667IR with these upgrades.................
1.0 Celeron Coppermine CPU
384MB RAM
GeForce FX5200 PCI video GFX
Creative Labs Sound card.

I was running this computer as an Quake III Fortress Xtreme game server for about 3 months and during that time I had to replace the factory PSU with a spare and then had to upgrade to a bigger power supply later. I also had a stick of RAM go bad, but it was covered from Newegg.com under warranty.

My home PC is used to run my website, play games, and other internet activities, but I shut it down every night and never had to replace any components. The specs are..........

Dell Dimension 2350
Intel P4 2.20 CPU
512MB RAM
GeForce FX5500 256MB PCI
Creative Soundblaster LIVE

I recently replaced my home PC with a new "Custom Build" and plan on using the Dell at work.
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2007-07-17, 04:29
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If you do not have fluctuations in your power line and you have a good power supply, fails in the hardware has more probability to occur during the processes of shutitng down and mainly booting your computer.
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2007-07-17, 06:02
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Off when not in use. That's because after about 10 hours system runs slower and i haven't got stable 77 fps in ezQ
2007-07-17, 14:40
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"PC - class computers are designed to work _constantly_" - IBM.
2007-07-17, 19:36
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on 24/7 for downloads at night!
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2007-07-18, 20:45
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24/7
2007-07-20, 23:25
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Used to be almost 24/7 but then... i got married. :|
Now i always turn it off when not using it.
2007-07-21, 05:40
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whipped.

24/7 - i host a team fortress server haha
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2007-07-21, 07:28
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which server, zel?
2007-07-26, 10:18
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